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3 reasons most companies are only 20 percent to cloud transformation

The way some providers seem to describe it, cloud transformation is easy. All companies must do is migrate all workloads to one cloud, modernize their applications and enjoy the full benefits of the digital transformation. Of course, if it were really so easy, the majority of businesses would already have done it. The reality, though, […]

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5 cloud predictions for 2019

2018 was a landmark year for cloud with a flurry of mergers and acquisitions, perhaps none more so than the IBM bid to acquire Red Hat, the Kubernetes supporter through Red Hat OpenShift and open source powerhouse behind Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This and other new alliances are certain to accelerate technological advances that set […]

What is event streaming? The next step for business

As data proliferates across business types, event streaming is becoming ever more important. But what is event streaming? A simple way to think about it is that event streaming enables companies to analyze data that pertains to an event and respond to that event in real time. Currently, in all markets, everything is being driven […]

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7 considerations for choosing the right hybrid cloud provider

Hybrid cloud computing is an attractive option for businesses that want to combine the advantages of public and private clouds. An organization’s hybrid cloud provider will be an important partner as it integrates on-premises systems with cloud-based ones. Before awarding this important contract, there are seven important aspects to consider. 1. Get to know your workloads. Before […]

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Keep data safe, even when in use by container applications

One of the challenges for DevOps professionals is ensuring applications protect data while it is in use. According to Container Journal, that challenge may now be easier for developers to overcome because of IBM Cloud Data Shield, “which runs containerized applications in secure enclaves on the IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service”. IBM Cloud Data Shield uses […]

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Simplifying complex modernization strategies with the right tools

A few years ago, NASA found water on Mars and mountains on Pluto. The first ever self-driving cars hit the road across the country. And organizations were still building compute workloads with monolithic applications in their local, dedicated data centers with predefined support and upgrade cycles. How far we’ve come since then. Companies are realizing […]

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Providing around-the-clock call center support using a cognitive virtual assistant

According to Investopedia, financial technology has grown explosively since the mobile internet and smartphone revolution. Originally referring to computer technology applied to the back office of banks or trading firms, “fintech” now describes a variety of financial activities, from depositing a check with a smartphone to managing investments, generally without the assistance of a person. […]

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For a better cloud strategy, look to data

Enterprise cloud strategy is undergoing revolutionary changes. While initial deployments focused largely on back-office support functions and migrating workloads to off-site infrastructure, the modern cloud has become a go-to solution for top-tier workloads and forward-looking initiatives, such as mobile data and the Internet of Things (IoT). While most people have traditionally viewed the cloud as […]

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Why organizations should make strategy central to cloud transformation

In his conversation with General Manager of IBM Hybrid Cloud Services Jim Comfort, InformationWeek’s Joao-Pierre S. Ruth asked a big question: what sets IBM apart from other cloud services? Throughout the interview, Comfort stressed that one of the key components is strategy. “All of the large deals that we’ve done have had a business strategy, […]

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Keep the honeymoon going with the right DevOps environment

By marrying a company’s software development processes and IT operations, DevOps breaks down organizational silos, improves business performance and lowers costs. When done right, the DevOps honeymoon never ends. But chemistry only happens when an enterprise shapes the goals of its DevOps environment around the proper IT infrastructure. Here are a few considerations to keep […]

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3 reasons most companies are only 20 percent to cloud transformation

The way some providers seem to describe it, cloud transformation is easy. All companies must do is migrate all workloads to one cloud, modernize their applications and enjoy the full benefits of the digital transformation. Of course, if it were really so easy, the majority of businesses would already have done it. The reality, though, […]

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How Travelport uses cloud to meet changing demand in the digital travel marketplace

The travel industry is transforming with emerging technologies, new business models and changing consumer expectations. Travelers now have a wide range of options when it comes to planning their trips. While it might have once been common to visit your local travel agent to plan a trip after seeing a neighbor’s vacation snaps, it’s now […]

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IBM and Volkswagen team for urban Mobility Advisor app

Traveling across town is getting easier. SEAT, a Spain-based member of the Volkswagen Group, and IBM are collaborating to develop Mobility Advisor, an app that uses Watson artificial intelligence (AI) to help city residents more effectively navigate city congestion and make smarter transportation decisions. “With its advanced cloud and AI technologies, IBM is helping us […]

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How to remove the top 3 barriers to AI adoption in business automation

Many businesses are looking to automation to increase productivity, save costs and improve customer and employee experiences. For example, imagine a large insurance company that processes millions of claims a year. Around 60 percent of its claims are automatically processed, but it’d like to automate 85 percent of claims and reduce error rates, reduce costs […]

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